Daniel Nordaas, M.A.Ed.

Daniel Nordaas, M.A.Ed.

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies & Assistant Professor, School of Education


  • M.A. in Education 2020 Jessup University
  • B.S. in Graphic Design and Art Studio 2004 California State University, Sacramento


Daniel Nordaas is currently the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at William Jessup University.

Daniel Nordaas is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Education program at Jessup, completed the Multiple Subject Preliminary Program at CalStateTEACH, holds a certificate in Waldorf Teacher Education from Rudolf Steiner College, and is pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Capella University. As a trained graphic designer, artist, and violinist, Daniel has a passion for integrating art and creativity into each academic lesson, a key component to his 10 years of teaching in both public and private education. Additionally, by reconnecting children to nature within the school setting, the academic benefits were clear, paving the way for the focus of both his thesis and continued research into the practical application of how nature integration can increase student learning.

Daniel has trained other teachers on curriculum and the arts and developed a charter school hybrid home study program for grades 1-5 before joining William Jessup University.


Nordaas, D. R. (2020). Reconnecting Children to Nature within the Elementary School Setting: Can Regular Nature Contact Increase Student Grades? [Master’s thesis, William Jessup University]. William Jessup University Digital Archive.

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